A video of a Saudi religious policeman shouting at a veiled woman and barring her from entering a shop for not wearing gloves has gone viral on the Internet.
The religious police, known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, is notorious for imposing Saudi Arabia’s strict version of Islam.
Commission members enforce the segregation of the sexes and have traditionally forced women to cover from head to toe when in public. But they are often accused of abuses.
The woman that appears in the video is seen covered in the traditional Saudi black abaya cloak, with only her bare hands showing.